Report: Dykstra Claims Police Beating, Wants $15 Million
WTXF - Ex-Phillie Lenny Dykstra is once again in the news for some unfortunate off-the-field business. According to a TMZ report, the former major leaguer has filed a lawsuit claiming he was beaten by police while in Los Angeles County jail three years ago.
According to the report, Dykstra has filed documents seeking $15 million in damages, after he claims six deputies pulled him out of jail cell and beat him. As a result, Dykstra's "teeth were broken out of his skull," and he also fears that he sustained brain damage. Dykstra also says policemen sang "Take Me Out to the Ballgame" during the beating.
The alleged beating, which Dykstra first spoke about last year, took place in April of 2012, when the ex-ballplayer was incarcerated for bankruptcy fraud.
Dykstra, who played for the Phillies from 1989 to 1996, made news last month when he claimed that during his playing career, he dug up dirt on umpires with the intention of blackmailing them into more favorable calls.